This “Hell Week”, The hardest day of training US Navy SEALs It ended with the death of one candidate and the hospitalization of another. The two men assigned to Naval Special Operations Basic Training Command were transported for treatment “several hours” after “successfully completing a week in hell” in their basic underwater demolition seal course, the Naval Special Operations Command statement said.
dead candidates are Kyle Mullen, 24, From Manalapan, NJ. Neither Mullen nor another unidentified trainee were “actively trained” when they “complained about symptoms and were transferred” for treatment, according to the Navy. Mullen’s cause of death is unknown and an investigation is ongoing.
Joining SEALs in training is very difficult The deaths and injuries that have occurred over the years have raised safety concerns.
The drowning death of James D. Lovelace in 2016 was ruled a homicide by a medical examiner after an instructor violated Navy rules by pushing him underwater twice after another Noting that Lovelace is struggling to make ends meet. That same year, a sailor who dropped out of the SEAL training program after finishing the hardest part, 50 hours without sleep, He eventually committed suicide.
During Hell Week, recruits endure days of running, swimming in the cold, rough waves and rolling in mud, and are only allowed a few hours of sleep. According to the Navy’s statement, Hell Week is just the “first stage” of the SEALs evaluation and selection process. There are also six months of underwater blasting training in Coronado, near San Diego.
The Navy SEALs are one of the most elite and legendary units in the U.S. Army. In 2011, members of SEAL 6 carried out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The Navy SEALs were created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 Expanding unconventional warfare has its roots in underwater demolition teams that cleaned beaches and laid mines during World War II.